M. Dion Thompson
*Reporter, The Baltimore Sun
*President, Harlem Children's Zone
*Author, Stick Fist Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America (Beacon Press, 1995) and Reaching up for Manhood: Transforming the Lives of Boys in America (Beacon Press, 1999)
*City Councilman, Peoria, Ill.
*Chair, Police and Neighborhoods Ad Hoc Committee that developed the Neighbors Count Program, Peoria, Ill.
(a crime-fighting program he hopes will be launched next month
Angela Dawson tried everything to clear the drug dealers off her front stoop. Now she and five of her children are dead after a house fire, and police blame one of the dealers for setting it. How can residents fight crime in their dangerous neighborhoods? Join host Neal Conan and guests for a discussion.